Spring is (not quite) in the air but Chicagoans are already thinking about the approaching month of March, hopeful of warmer days ahead. As thoughts of springtime dresses and shorts come to mind – and bathing suit season dauntingly approaches—it’s natural to start thinking about our bodies and what’s being hidden by all of those bulky layers. Will we be surprised as we peel the layers?
In the same way we notice our changing bodies, it might be time to examine what’s also going on in our faces, underneath our glasses. Eyes are the first part of the face to show their age due to the thin characteristic of the upper and lower eyelid skin. The alternating heat and cold of the passing winter has not been kind to the delicate and fragile skin surrounding the eye. Thinning skin may lead to a loss of contour: skin hangs down, the oval contour of the eye is less defined and fatty deposits show more than they did last year. Men and women (as young as 35 or 40) commonly undergo eyelid surgery. Chicago-based facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Geroulis explains, “In the same way that people contemplate improved diets and increased exercise as they age, they are starting to look at their faces to see what they can improve.”